It's been quite a while since the Clemson football program has been in this position when it comes to national rankings. As the headline states, the Tigers fell out of its lone national ranking -- and it's been since the Oct.
D.J. Uiagalelei found himself watching from the sidelines for two series Saturday afternoon during Clemson’s 27-17 loss to Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Dabo Swinney made the decision to pull his quarterback after Pitt returned an interception for a touchdown.
Before Saturday's 27-17 defeat at Pittsburgh, the last time Clemson lost three games in a single season was 2014. That team did find a way to win 10 regular-season games, beginning a streak of double-digit wins in each of the last seven campaigns.
PITTSBURGH — Clemson fell to Pitt 27-17 Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field after leading early 7-0 and a dropped pass from being up 14-0. Check out some great pictures from the game in Bart Boatwright’s Photo Gallery.
PITTSBURGH – D.J. Uiagalelei and the Clemson offense struggled mightily in a 27-17 loss to Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers’ quarterback finished the game 12-of-25 passing for 128 yards with a pair of interceptions.
Following Clemson’s 27-17 loss at No. 23 Pittsburgh on Saturday that dropped the Tigers to 4-3 on the season and 3-2 in ACC play, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked what message he has for fans and people outside of his program who want sweeping changes and are calling for coaches to be fired.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney addressed the media following the Tigers’ 27-17 loss to No. 23 Pittsburgh on Saturday at Heinz Field. Swinney shouldered the blame for his team’s 4-3 start to the 2021 season, which includes a 3-2 record in ACC play.
Clemson senior writer David Hood talks about some of his postgame impressions following Clemson's 27-17 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. This was the first loss by 10+ points for Clemson against an ACC opponent since 2014 versus Georgia Tech (53 games).
Clemson’s offense managed just 315 yards against the Panthers and sits at the bottom of the national rankings in several categories, leading many to wonder if Swinney is thinking about making changes to his offensive staff.
Pittsburgh head coach Patt Narduzzi spoke to the media following his team's 27-17 victory over Clemson on Saturday. "Couldn't be prouder of our football team just going out there and playing like they did," he said.
GAME NOTES Clemson faced Pitt on the road for the first time in school history. Clemson’s four previous meetings with the Panthers took place in Clemson (2016 and 2020), Jacksonville (1977 Gator Bowl) and Charlotte (2018 ACC Championship Game).
Many of Clemson's season-long issues plagued the Tigers in Saturday's 27-17 loss at No. 23 Pittsburgh, including injuries. Dabo Swinney announced after the game that senior offensive lineman Matt Bockhorst likely tore his ACL during the game, which will end his season and career. "My heart breaks for him," Swinney said.
Clemson will be without a trio of wide receivers when the Tigers take on No. 23 Pitt at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Frank Ladson Jr., E.J. Williams and Joseph Ngata will sit out the road contest, leaving Clemson with just two receivers who have caught at least five passes this season.